J.J. Barea looks to finish in Game 2

June, 2, 2011
6/02/11
7:03
PM CT
MIAMI -- One of the problems with Game 1 for the Mavericks was the struggles of backup point guard J.J. Barea. He scored just two points in the loss to the Miami Heat.

Barea was able to get to the basket but couldn't finish. He also had another shot blocked.

"Miami did a pretty good job of attacking me," Barea said. "There were some shots I should have made. But I was due for a 1-8. I will still be aggressive and I don’t mind missing because they were good shots and hopefully they will go in tonight."

Barea is one of the few Mavericks who can create his own shot off the dribble. He's also able to get by defenders most times, but it didn't happen in Game 1. He was not alone in his struggles. Jason Terry missed seven of 10 shots, Peja Stojakovic went 0-3 from the floor and Jason Kidd missed five of his eight shot attempts.

"We never know exactly who is going to score points, but every element that we have, whether it's J.J.'s penetration, [Brendan] Haywood's presence around the basket, Tyson [Chandler's] energy, you go right down the list, we need everybody to do what they do," Mavs coach Rick Carlisle said.
Calvin Watkins joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He's covered the Cowboys since 2006 and also has covered colleges, boxing and high school sports.

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TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Monta Ellis
PTS AST STL MIN
19.5 4.4 1.9 33.7
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsT. Chandler 11.7
AssistsR. Rondo 6.2
StealsM. Ellis 1.9
BlocksB. James 2.0